467 Responses to Midweek 3 August 2022

  1. Beltane says:

    Hopefully you will have enjoyed Martin ‘The Man in the White Suit’ Bell’s spittle-flecked defence of his sacred BBC on the Dan Wooton Show last night.

    Very revealing, as was the time when I bumped into him in Hungerford some years ago. The renowned white suit was looking a bit grubby and frayed around the edges even then, which spoke volumes.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      When GB News has a go at the BBC they only seem to be able to get Jenny Bond or Bell on to defend the corporation. Both of them never answer why we have to pay the BBC in order to watch GB News live.
      Both of them always go on about the soft power that the BBC gives Britain . But that is a problem because the BBC projects values and an Image of Britain that most of us don’t support or agree with.
      Both of them go on about the way in which the BBC is universally admired but when challenged if that is the case in Britain , ie those who pay for it, they avoid answering.

      But in France they have merely moved the cost of state TV from a direct household charge to it being funded from general taxation. This is , in my view, even worse than the License Fee because we can opt out of the LF and deprive the BBC of our money but we won’t be able to do this if it is paid out if general taxation. So unless the future of the BBC is one of a subscription only model or it being funded exclusively by advertising, I would rather stick with the License Fee and to be able to continue to refuse to pay it.

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  2. atlas_shrugged says:

    I fear for Belfield. The Biased BC *must* get a scalp. Even though there is a jury trial the injustice system behaves like a ratchet ever increasing its grip around the throat of freedom of speech. Like all mad marxists the BBC can not just back down.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Yes, I too fear for Bellfield and I predict he will be severely disappointed when he discovers the extent to which the police, courts, the BBC and the Establishment will cooperate to wreck those who appear to have offended them

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    • StewGreen says:

      Belfield verdict is delayed until 2pm at the earliest
      They have not reached unanimous verdicts on all counts
      so the judge has ruled 10:1 is OK
      (one juror stood down due to covid)

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      • MarkyMark says:

        YOUR COMPLAINT:

        Complaint Summary: ‘Shocking’ levels of denial remain-from 2000 folk

        Full Complaint:

        Dear Winston Smith at the BBC Complaints Department who is paid a salary whilst others are prosecuted for not paying your salary even though they don’t want to hear what you say,

        I listened to Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 and he kept saying there were high levels of Holocaust denial (5%)… but not once (whilst I listened) did he say that the poll was from 2000 people and not once did he say (whilst I listened) what the raw data showed. I really am shocked Winston that you let this NewsSpeak through, could the BBC not have done another POLL to verify the results? You have £3.5 billion at your disposal and all Jeremy Vine can do is scare people. The link on the website does not link to the original data .. “Holocaust Memorial Day: ‘Shocking’ levels of denial remain” {27jan2019} https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47015184 “WE RELEASE RESEARCH TO MARK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2019” https://www.hmd.org.uk/news/we-release-research-to-mark-holocaust-memorial-day-2019/ Using an online methodology, we surveyed 2,006 nationally representative UK adults aged 16+. The respondents were randomly selected from an online market research access panel. Quotas were set to ensure the overall responses are representative of ONS UK population data based on age, gender and region. Given the sample size and the percentage of respondents who expressed this view, the Confidence Interval is +/-0.95% for a Confidence Level of 95%. Here are some words from Orwell’s resignation letter . “I am tendering my resignation because for some time past I have been conscious that I was wasting my own time and the public money on doing work that produces no result.
        I believe that in the present political situation the broadcasting of British propaganda to India is an almost hopeless task. Whether these broadcasts should be continued at all is for others to judge, but I myself prefer not to spend my time on them when I could be occupying myself with journalism which does produce some measureable effect.”

        ———-

        Thank you again for contacting us,

        BBC Complaints Team

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints

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  3. Thoughtful says:

    I see comrade Liz Truss is living in La La land with many others in the fantasy bubble when she claims a UK recession could still be avoided.

    I’m afraid it can’t. It could have been had the BoE acted earlier as I said in posts back in the day, but that ship has sailed and the UK is now in line for a pretty rough old time for at least two years.

    The BoE governor is paid £550K, even more than the BBC DG and three times the paltry sum on offer for the Prime Minister, which explains why the position attracts such duffers.

    It seems extraordinary that fantasy land Truss can blame the BoE governor for not raising rates quickly enough, but cannot blame Sunak and Johnson for their socialist destruction of the UK economy.

    This is a woman who appears to have zero grasp of even basic economic, failing to realise a tax cut is the same as printing money by allowing more money into peoples pockets at a time when it should be taken out.

    But you can bet she knows all there is to know about the current issues troubling those like her on the far Left, such as the climate change cult, or which offence taking is most in vogue this week and the anti white race hate called ‘White supremacy’.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Thoughtful
      I was going to offer sympathy for anyone taking over what has been left them by sunak / Johnson – but then I thought ‘you softie ‘ – these characters would kill to get that job – however much of a hash they make of it .

      I think she’ll have to ‘about turn ‘ on just about every thing when someone grown up slowly explains how dire the UK is .

      Taxes needs to go up .
      Public spending needs to be killed / frozen
      No public sector payrises – conditions toughened
      Priority for key survival features – power – freeze Hs2
      Sack the Bank of England if there’s some one switched on
      Sell anything not already gone – BBC

      I won’t start on dealing with the EU / foreigners .

      My judgement is she won’t have the strength or courage to do the things I describe – and in the current pre recession / depression climate there is no one who will ….

      Just for starters

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      • Fedup2 says:

        The daily assessment I get from ‘moneycorp ‘ – for info –

        STARTS
        The bank of England (BoE) raised UK interest rates by 50bps to 1.75% yesterday. That represented the biggest single hike from the BoE since they were granted independence over UK monetary policy, back in May 1997. Whilst the move may had been widely expected, the commentary that followed it, clearly hadn’t. As well as revising their latest forecasts to reflect weaker UK growth, the BoE also projected inflation to peak at a whopping 13.3% by October of this year.

        Aside from those inflation predictions, the biggest headlines came from the BoE’s expectation that the UK is likely to slip into a deep recession by the end of the year, lasting perhaps as long as 5 quarters, before a recovery. The BoE must be the only major central bank in the universe to be as candid as to hike interest rates by a substantial amount, at the same time projecting a deep-rooted recession. However, that is what the lay of the land is, as they say, and with those lofty inflation expectations, the BoE obviously considered it right to front-load on rates, just in case that looming recession creeps up a bit faster.

        Andrew Bailey and the BoE have said that whilst the UK economy is suffering some unique circumstances from Brexit, there are cracks appearing in many economies right now. It is difficult to imagine other major central banks delivering their outlook in such an open manner. ENDS

        Happy 2023 … 2024 … or maybe not ….

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Thoughtful, have you ever considered bolting or welding the pay for a MP directly to the average wage in the UK? It might give them an incentive to better all our lots – including theirs – instead of just climbing greasy poles to a knighthood and millions for the memoirs.

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      • Thoughtful says:

        pay is relative, hierarchies are important and if you link pay to pay then it becomes impossible to move up in the hierarchy.

        If you link MPs pay to average pay then why not link all pay that way? The average FOOTSIE 100 director earns the average pay in just four days.

        An MP is only just above the London average for pay which is £61 K pa.

        where were you thinking the multiplier should be set? It’s not far off 1:1 as it is!

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  4. MarkyMark says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/62352766

    Very unusual heavy rain hit parts of the Gulf this week, with the United Arab Emirates hit particularly hard. The rain might have been enhanced by “cloud seeding”, as this video explains.

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  5. pugnazious says:

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    The BBC massaging the truth…by omission as it somehow forgets to indicate the location of the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Wuhan Institute for Infectious Diseases from its map?

    Why is the BBC trying to cover up for China?

    The BBC tells us…

    ‘Scientists say there is “compelling evidence” that Wuhan’s Huanan seafood and wildlife market was at the centre of the Covid-19 outbreak.

    Two peer-reviewed studies published on Tuesday re-examine information from the initial outbreak in the Chinese city.

    One of the studies shows that the earliest known cases were clustered around that market.’

    What it forgets is that the WIV and the WIID is also located there…odd huh?

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    https://igorchudov.substack.com/p/lie-exposed-bbc-says-covid-19-came?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

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    • Fedup2 says:

      2 plus 2 equals carrots

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Calling the coronavirus the ‘Chinese virus’ matters – research connects the label with racist bias
      Published: February 18, 2022 1.06pm GMT

      https://theconversation.com/calling-the-coronavirus-the-chinese-virus-matters-research-connects-the-label-with-racist-bias-176437

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      • Thoughtful says:

        This was also manipulation by the CCP using the meaningless word ‘Racism’ in connection to the Wuhan Flu and Chinese Virus.

        It came out as part of the New York Time collaboration with the CCP to dissemenate Communist propaganda on behalf of the CCP.

        They also did it regarding the assasination of Shinzo Abbe.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The “Ladbrokes Finsbury Park’ attack!
      Manchester Arena Cathedral Attack!

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      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2018/06/18/start-the-week-open-thread-18-june-2018/comment-page-2/#comment-924201

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    • Thoughtful says:

      China is paying a lot of money to exhonerate itself from the covid and is propagandising the West with Marxists here willing to work for them for nothing.

      I don’t think people here in the UK even on this forum havbe any idea of the scale of CCP interference in our society.

      Some are aware the CCP capitalised their Marxist allied in BLM when George Floyd died, but I wonder how many know about the interference in Morocco?

      The CCP is using the old trick of diversity to crive a wedge and division into Moroccan society by encouraging the ethnic groups to insist on their own language being used and them being a ‘vicitimsed group’ something they have never even claimed in hundreds of years of history.
      It’s partly come to light because what the CCP is fomenting is impossible as the languages are only spoken not written, so demanding all road signs state communication etc are written in it is impossible.

      So now we have concrete evidence that diversity and victim groups are a construct of the CCP and are bwing used as a tool to destabilise society via willing Marxists in the West.

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    • tomo says:

      pugnazious

      utter f-ing mendacious garbage from the BBC.

      There is a wider story and the BBC’s choice to play the “natural origin” partisan game is just bollocks. Narrow and shallow with the clear intent to mislead imho.

      There are a LOT more dots than Victoria Gill is telling about and this particular piece of skewed filth can go in the same bin as 95% effective vaccine.

      Trivially, it looks like a simple re-hash of Chinese reporting in 2020. Given what we now know about the utterly craven antics of academics – there should be a disclaimer about funding in there!

      I’d wager that Victoria has not read “Viral” – where the CCP version of events was effectively dismantled.

      I follow about a dozen of the sources used for the viral book an Twitter – and Twitter has been suppressing their tweets in a rising crescendo of silence in the last 5 months or so.

      I’d also wager that Victoria won’t be on air anytime soon with Matt Ridley or Alina Chen.

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  6. Fedup2 says:

    World at one
    Some found sunak telling the good folk of Royal / Republican Tunbridge Wells telling them labour spending formulae have been changed to improve their lot .

    Eddie Sturton – the communist with a posh voice – went to town – and it was easy . …

    This ‘hustings ‘ thing is a real dumb process for any political party to conduct and red labour can just sit back and take notes ….
    ……sunak – toast …

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  7. Fedup2 says:

    World at 1 2

    I enjoy hearing the Church of England tearing itself apart about queerdom – anyway they had that Dickie Coles – the resident hippy queer in house vicar on the case talking about the wings of the c of E which thinks sodomy is good and the bit which doesn’t ….
    It’s a bit shabby that Coles isn’t introduced as a queer – hence having skin in the game – er – as it -er – were ….

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Works at 1 3

      Item on the Thames drying up . Excellent news – more land for housing – sell some bridges – excellent ….

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    • Thoughtful says:

      As someone noted take a look at Church attendences in those places where there are “old fashioned” views and services, and attendences where liberal views hold sway and it really does prove the truth of go woke go broke.

      Having said that, to my thinking the Archsocialist of cant isn’t even a Christian so the fact he is driving parishioners away from the church probably doesn’t bother him.

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    • digg says:

      2 percent of the population with “odd views” have somehow convinced the media that their view of what constitutes normal is the official situation.

      This can only ever have been brought about by the collusion of the 1% of the population who are journalists.

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  8. pugnazious says:

    Heard him say this and thought…there’s someone who agrees with me…and the truth…..and surprised Kearney didn’t jump in to protest…..

    ‘Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler has apologised to Liverpool fans after he appeared to describe the Hillsborough tragedy as a ‘hooligan-related issue’.

    When asked about commentating on the first Premier League game 30 years ago on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the 76-year-old said that football ‘was in a bit of a crisis at that time’.

    Tyler added that ‘we weren’t that long after Hillsborough and other hooligan related issues’. ‘

    However…he misspoke….battered into submission by the hooligans on Twitter….about time they admitted it…the police killed no-one…it was the fans pushing and shoving that did……

    ‘Tyler has since issued a statement following the interview which read: ‘This morning while discussing various crises facing football 30 years ago, I referred to some examples including the Hillsborough disaster and also controversy over hooliganism at matches.

    ‘These are two separate issues. There is no connection at all between the Hillsborough disaster and hooliganism – I know that, and I was not implying that there was.

    ‘I apologise sincerely and wholeheartedly for any misunderstanding.’ ‘

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    • Sluff says:

      Tyler has the memory to put things in context.
      Hillsborough was only 4 years after the Heisel Stadium tragedy where 39 Juventus supporters were killed directly because of the actions of Liverpool fans.

      And the general football hooliganism of the era and pitch invasions led directly to the perimeter fencing that contributed to the fate of many Hillsborough victims.

      All very conveniently forgotten in order to keep the Liverpool victimhood industry going……..

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  9. BRISSLES says:

    I’ve noticed there has been only scant reference by the media to that poor 93 year old gentleman who was beaten and handcuffed in his wheelchair by a couple of bastard policemen. Did they never stop to think this could have been their own granddad ? I’m so disgusted at this as its beyond inhumane.

    Anyway, I can’t help but think that if this old fella had been any colour other than white, the media in all forms would have gone into meltdown and it would have created a worldwide story with its usual outrage.

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    • digg says:

      So right Brissles, I would personally beat the shit out of these “cops” with an iron pole given half a chance. They are a bloody disgrace to what should be a police force that is respected and valued. Basically the trend has been to allow the undereducated zombies who are now attracted to be part of the force to act like Hitler’s blackshirts. Yes it makes them feel empowered and valued in the most disgusting way like social media likes.

      This will not change until we get a leader with morals, guts and determination to put these vile monkey low life’s back in their tiny boxes.
      And it wasn’t Boris!

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    • Wild Bill says:

      Good point about him being white.

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  10. Fedup2 says:

    Brissles
    Yes me too – perhaps the identities of the plod might explain something – speculation on my part – something stinks ….

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  11. taffman says:

    Alex has been found guilty of four charges ?

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  12. digg says:

    How the left work. Pelosi’s millionaire husband crashes his car while drunk and injures the other driver. He then flashes his membership card of an outfit that supports police families even though that is forbidden. His trial date is set and the courts switch the judge on that day to put a dem judge in place.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/house-speaker-nancy-pelosi-husband-paul-dui-trial-rigged-beset-deck-stacking-jesse-watters

    The bbc look the other way.

    The left in the US have much in common with the mafia, so much behind closed doors wheeling and dealing.

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  13. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – in which ‘posh’ Ed Stourton betrays his ignorance of Tunbridge Wells

    The BBC obviously fear Rishi Sunak as PM but also want to him to get the job. The BBC know they can attack Rishi over his banking background and wealthy wife who is (legally) non-domiciled in the UK . The BBC can also attack Rishi Sunak for having a new swiming pool built in his home, especially at a time of drought/climate change/global warming/climate emergency.

    So Ed Stourton betrays his own ignorance of Tunbridge Wells (maybe confusing it with Tonbridge?) which has areas of poverty that vie with Hastings and Dover for the title of poorest parts of the affluent south-east of England just in order to rubbish Rishi.

    Now what was that about interfering in elections, BBC?

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  14. taffman says:

    As more and more illegals arrive on our shores , Al Beeb informs that we have a water shortage ?
    We need a government that will safeguard our borders from invasion and one that will maintain our water supply.
    The present one is on holiday .

    As more and more people face poverty we need a government that will get rid of the telly tax and the Woke Net Zero carbon Tax.
    The present one is on holiday .

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  15. digg says:

    I have from pretty early on in the Ukraine invasion had some reservation about Zelensky and Co.

    A report from Amnesty International is rather less than flattering about Zelensky mixing his troops into heavily populated civilian zones.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11083903/Zelensky-fury-Amnesty-International-accuses-UKRAINE-endangering-civilians-lives.html

    My old man used to say “Cheats never prosper”. Eventually the truth will out.

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    • pugnazious says:

      The problem isn’t Ukrainian troops in Ukrainian cities it’s Russian troops and tanks and artillery and rockets attacking Ukrainian cities. I’m certain the Ukrainians are allowed to defend their own cities.

      Any British troops in London in WW2? There are barracks all over London right now.

      Amnesty sounds very Corbynish…if only the Ukrainians wouldn’t be so aggressive defending their own country there would be peace….just let the Russians take over.

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      • digg says:

        Or maybe Zelensky badly wants UN troops to pile in against Russia and is prepared to sacrifice Ukrainian civilians by mixing in Ukrainian troops rendering them as targets for Russia to get the deaths, outrage and support he thinks might lead to this?

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        • digg says:

          Sorry to go against the poor Ukraine grain but something about this is not right!

          And now Pelosi trying to establish her personal global credentials has stupidly given us all a much bigger F**ing problem.

          A deluded ancient goon, when will real leaders ditch these bloody “personality” twats and get down to some grown up conversation?

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        • digg says:

          Plus the troops in the cities, say Kiev are hundreds of miles from the front line so don’t really need troop camps, it’s almost as if Zelensky wants the Russians to shell Kiev?

          Plus the great and good in the West have about as much chance of settling the Ukraine mess as they have trying to sort out the Catholic /Protestant f*ck up in Ireland.best left to the locals to knock each other’s teeth out.

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  16. MarkyMark says:

    Of the 16, one is on a Grade 6 salary, which reaches up to £80,384 in London. Five more are on Grade 7, which tops out at £66,712. Then there’s the ‘Race Delivery Programme’, which somehow has “16.87 full-time equivalent staff”, and a total budget of £1.5 million for 2022-23. How is any of this reasonable or justified? Hand over your pay cheques, HMRC have got rainbows to paint and pronouns to wear…

    order-order

    ………………………

    June Sarpong will quit as BBC diversity tsar after less than three years in the £267,000 three-day week role
    June Sarpong’s pay was £267,000 for working a three-day week in 2019/2021
    A former Loose Women panelist, she was appointed to her BBC role in Nov 2019
    She has talked about how she was ‘gaslighted’ by TV bosses during her career
    It’s reported that at least 15 women of colour have left BBC during the last year

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10688759/June-Sarpong-quit-267-000-three-day-week-BBC-diversity-tsar-role.html

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    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      £267,000 salary divided by £159 telly poll tax equals 1679.

      In other words, around 1680 people have to pay up for the Sarpong creature to have earned around £100,000 more than the PM for half a week of ‘work’/ race-hustling. And this nonentity has the nerve to complain about being “gaslighted”…

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  17. pugnazious says:

    The BBC’s prominent headline on the frontpage…

    ‘Tory leadership: I took money out of deprived urban areas says Sunak’

    Highly misleading, very skewed, title of course…he was aiming to give money to deprived rural areas as well….but you wouldn’t guess that from the heading…the BBC knowing many people won’t go beyond the headline or first couple of paragraphs in story….which is why the actual explanation is tucked away way down the report after lots of Labour vitriol….

    ‘A spokesperson for Mr Sunak said: “Levelling up isn’t just about city centres, it’s also about towns and rural areas all over the country that need help too.”‘

    Another way of looking at it is that Labour channelled funding into areas where they knew they would get votes….pork barrel politics….corruption….buying votes and elections…just as they do with immigration…which has the beneficial side-effect of ‘rubbing the Right’s nose in diversity’….Sunak was not just levelling up funding across the country he was levelling up democracy.

    The BBC has used a video that is incomplete, Sunak probably expnaded on exactly what he meant further on but the New Statesman has published only the part of the video and speech which is most damaging with no context…and the BBC went with it with very little attempt to genuinely provide an honest report on what was said and instead give us a very sensationalist and damaging headline.

    Surprisingly Guido’s not on it yet…still digging? Full transcript? Interesting to see what was actually said…shame the BBC didn’t do some real digging.

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    • pugnazious says:

      Just seen the New Stesman’s own headline…I suppose we should be grateful the BBC didn’t use it…although we know this is the impression they try to give with their own headline…..

      ‘Rishi Sunak boasted of taking money from “deprived urban areas” to help wealthy towns’

      Why did the BBC not loudly try to correct that? Where’s the fact check…where’s Marianna and her disinformation team…asleep on the job?

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  18. StewGreen says:

    Belfield half guilty ?
    And why is “simple stalking” different to “stalking”

    Belfield cleared on 4 charges of stalking regarding BBC employees
    (Seems to be the Radio Leeds lot and the police woman )

    He has been convicted of stalking Bernie Keith (BBC Northants DJ who secretly wrote the anti-Alex email that was withdrawn as defamatory) and videographer Ben Hewis. (Belfield called him Jeremy Vine’s private detective)

    found not guilty of stalking but guilty to the alternative charge of “simple stalking” regarding Jeremy Vine & Philip Dehany. (The guy that kept trolling him)

    released on bail and will be sentenced on September 16.

    I guess an appeal would be expensive

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    • StewGreen says:

      Seems “simple stalking” has a maximum six-month jail term

      Sounds like “stalking” has the aggravation “caused serious alarm or distress to victims”
      But surely that is case when the press hounds people by doorstepping etc. ?

      AB’s short video report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjOsMRugvWA

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    • atlas_shrugged says:

      That is it, that is how they roll. They use a scatter gun approach. Just fire off multiple charges and get any to stick. Once they have even a single charge then the BBC and other enemies of the truth can honk on and on and on and on and on like a stuck car horn about even a single guilty verdict.

      But how about the BBC stalking Trump and Boris? If banging on repeatedly about someone is stalking then the BBC must be guilty too?

      Free speech in the UK is dying a thousand cuts.

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      • Doublethinker says:

        Very similar methods used to silence Tommy Robinson . As throughout history fighting the establishment is difficult and the punishments dished out to those it dislikes are used to frighten off the rest of us from ever stepping out of line.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          I watched the sky hustings thing . The hostility truss received was quite something …. It just went on and on with bay kerley plunging the knife in …..

          It was bbc level of fixed for sunak – completely with cut away to approving faces nodding away . Goebells proud .

          How the blue labour applicants are putting up with this nonsense is just dumb ….

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          • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

            Another one who was “lawyered” into near bankruptcy was Nick Griffin, after he dared to talk about the racially aggravated gang rapes of White girls by mainly Pakistani Muslims.

            Whatever you think of Griffin and Robinson, you do have to admire their bravery in the face of establishment totalitarianism and corruption.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Yes We did expect some kind of stitchup
        But no side expected this weird half and half.
        If someone brings a court case against you isn’t that like harassment stalking when it doesn’t stand up ?

        I’m sad for Alex, I’m sad for anyone that get’s upset like the people he of course upset when he was trying to get to the truth
        I thought that was supposed to be a mitigating factor.

        The crown turned up laid 9 full stalking charges, withdrew one , and got 2 full convictions and 2 half convictions .
        In 2 of the cases (Hewis & Vine) Belfield kept asking questions cos the 2 people wouldn’t answer the question.

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        • taffman says:

          I do hope that he can make an appeal ?

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        • StewGreen says:

          So the first bit the multiple group emails to BBC Leeds staff was not counted as stalking by the jury.

          Then in 2020 (I think) Bernie Keith wrote the defamation email that led to the pile on against Belfield
          The other 3 “stalking victims” participated in that pile on.
          On the principle that you stick up for yourself and give it back to the bullies AB was firm back
          .. yet the court is basically saying he’s the bully .

          His beef against Jeremy Vine for giving away the £1,000 of licence payers money happened at the same time.
          It does look like Belfield weaponised it .. but Vine could have stopped that at any point by answering back properly, but he chose not to.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Simon Webb’s video about Belfield verdict
      Webb is smiley and gloaty
      the context is that AB intimidated Webb to take down a previous video which was absolutely wrong
      cos the video was based a false Times hit piece

      Comments on Simon Webb’s video were some how rigged
      Even though my setting was “sorted by Top Comments” The anti-Belfield comments appear at top
      The pro-ones have many more Likes yet appear pages down
      The top one with 120 Likes appears 3 pages down BELOW a anti-comment with 3 Likes

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  19. StewGreen says:

    Anna Brees seems to have had an episode
    And last GBnews had a pop at her twice about it
    You’d think that her fighting for jab victims and Steyn’s fighting for jab victims is a big common thing
    And you’d think behind the scenes they’d be talking about having her on GBnews
    And that did happen
    Steyn showed a Msg thread where she said she would come on but she’s too tired after her travels “here’s my phone number”
    Then at the end of the show Dan Wootton said “Brees was today asking to be on my show”
    video https://youtu.be/OaaJhTS1hiY?t=3468

    Yet Brees had earlier put out a video tweets saying
    “I’ve been twice asked to go on the Steyn Show,. I said no. it’s not the news”

    Here’s Steyn calling her a hypocrite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaaJhTS1hiY&t=2111s

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  20. taffman says:

    “Greenwich shooting: Man airlifted to hospital after armed police incident”
    One of those men again ?
    Any description ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      Met Police say one of their officers shot a man in Creek Road, #Greenwich just after 2.30pm today. It came after they received several 999 calls of a man with a gun.

      A witness saw him being treated and said “his clothing was removed and there was a wound on his front and back.”

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  21. StewGreen says:

    BBC local newsPR
    “Anglian Water have told us they have no big problem
    .. Yorkshire Water says their reservoirs have dropped 2% last week
    that may not sound a lot
    .. they are at 52% level now”
    (another pointless outside broadcast ..here I am by a reservoir.

    BTW twice today we had this strange rain as if we are on the very edge of the rain ..5 mins of fine drops
    We also had this in the built up week before the 40C day

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  22. StewGreen says:

    7pm-7:30pm BBC1 “In a change of schedule we bring you a special reliving the victory of The Lionesses”

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  23. Northern Voter says:

    Was doing something this arvo, Mrs Voter was watching the multiracial fun on the bBBC. Anyway, the Scots lass was going on about sports people for climate change and puts up two young women of colour. 1 from Papua New Guinea and 1 from Zambia. They both bang on about rising water levels co2 levels and other such crap. It transpires that they are both teachers of young children and it seems the continuously spout this drivel to the children in their care. Nobody asked them how they got from PNG and Zambia to Birmingham, probably on airplanes powered with unicorn juice.

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    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      Even if the BBC line were, broadly speaking, correct about CO2 and rising sea-levels – and many here have our doubts – there is no place for this propaganda in a sports broadcast. People do NOT turn on sports coverage to be lectured about the environment. It is also slightly absurd, when any big international competition such as the Olympics, Commonwealth Games or the Women’s Euro’s must necessarily involve teams, trainers, journalists et al travelling large distances to take part!

      The choice of those two interviewees won’t be accidental either – think of the puppet Greta Thunberg. Women can’t be attacked vigorously, in the way Boris or Trump could, or that would be sexist. Throw in ethnicity and they are double-protected, as it would be racist too if you call them out. You can add membership of one of the “protected” professions too: nurses, teachers, social workers, et al, can’t be criticized as they are public sector and never make any mistakes, as we all know.

      So, while this is not the worst example of BBC bias (the bar is set quite high for that, to use a sporting image) it is propaganda with no counter-argument presented. You may have seen my post in reaction to Radio 4’s Thursday morning offering from 9 to 10 am, in which there was an hour of climate crisis propaganda, even including the Daily Service from 09:45!

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    • StewGreen says:

      @NorthernVoter “One from Zambia. They both bang on about rising water levels”
      … not possible, cos Zambia is a land locked country

      There were a few complaint tweet at 3:47pm Friday mostly to BBCsport
      Hazel Irvine interviewed two female athletes from Fiji and Zambia about climate change.

      BTW BBCsport tweeted a video
      #BBCFootball Jurgen Klopp has compared fixture congestion to climate change

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  24. Fedup2 says:

    BBC still denying the existence of Northern Ireland. – or as the republican terrorist supporting BBC would describe it ‘the north of Eire ‘…. Scum .

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  25. Sluff says:

    The hidden cost of the NHS.
    The cost the intelligentsia like to keep hidden.

    Click to access CCS001_CCS0521624740-001_NHS%20Pension%20Accounts%202020-21_Web%20Accessible.pdf

    In 2021 the unfunded NHS pension liability rose by £104 BILLION to £756 BILLION.

    That’s four times more than the entire expenditure of the NHS on healthcare.

    Does ANYONE out there appreciate the utter insanity of this position ?

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  26. pugnazious says:

    Liz Truss stating she will stop XR from disrupting people’s lives…hmmm…good luck with that….but maybe she should start with those in positions of power and influence who act as cheer leaders for XR…such as the BBC which thinks direct action and violent protest are a legitimate course of action and is happy to promote these extreme groups and their ‘duty to protest’ claims….

    ‘Just Stop Oil: Activists says they have ‘a duty to protest”
    ‘”I found myself feeling just so completely and utterly helpless, and realised I had to take action.”

    Claudia Penna Rojas became a part of climate activist group Just Stop Oil in February.’

    The BBC tells us there is some criticism of the protests but then goes on to give a lengthy platform for them to spin their case….and of course its audience is Newsbeat kids….highly suggestible, lacking knowledge and understanding…..the BBC is encouraging them, grooming them, to be climate change extremist protestors….

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-61635328

    The Guardian is there with them naturally….

    ‘Berating climate deniers isn’t enough – disruptive protest now seems the only way forward’

    Hilariously they favourably compare hated Brexiteers to climate change fanatics….Brexiteers are completely mad and yet they won…so we climate chnage fanatics can win too…..

    ‘Brexit is a madcap, massively disruptive project that defies just about every element of political and economic sense, but was until recently the preserve of cranks and obsessives and only became a reality when David Cameron decided to bypass MPs and ask the rest of us to decide. Less than a decade after it decisively burst into the political foreground, moreover, we are locked into it for keeps, with the support of both main parties.’

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/24/climate-sceptics-protest-emergency-activists

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    • Thoughtful says:

      What Liz Truss actually means is that she will ban vehicles from all Britains roads so XR won’t need to have to inconvenience anyone. They are her mates after all.

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  27. digg says:

    After the more or less murder of the 93 year old dementia patient by two “police officers” who CS gassed him and then tasered him in a care home I think the public have a right to know who these two “brave” bastards and protectors of our society are. Come on the powers that be, be upfront, show us who they are!

    All common sense screams that they should be facing murder charges.

    This makes my blood boil!

    Or is this nothing more than the loveable new normal?

    However, I have no doubt that this will be buried and these two despicable animals will just get on with their career.

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    • Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

      Just as well it wasn’t anyone like George Floyd that they tasered …

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    • digg says:

      Just imagine if the old bloke had been black, it would have been headlines right across MSM for days or weeks. So why the media blackout on this? Something is very wrong in our society but I predict it will eventually go tits up for the lying progressives.

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      • digg says:

        It seems he was 93.

        It seems he had dementia.

        It seems he only had one leg.

        In fact a highly dangerous person to the two police creatures who attended so they eliminated him without risk to themselves.

        This ladies and gentlemen is an example of the efforts our brave police officers are prepared to go to in public service, (two of them).

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        • digg says:

          The police, the civil service, in fact every public service sector is just a massive left wing machine. They will throw a cordon of protection around these bastards and simply move them to another sector out of harms way.

          The left wing see themselves as a government in waiting so will always protect their own.

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